Nigeria Team News Vs Tunisia: Rohr Hints Osimhen, Uzoho May Play; Mikel, Akepyi, Awaziem Out
Published: July 17, 2019
Nigeria Team News Vs Tunisia: Rohr Hints Osimhen, Uzoho May Play; Mikel, Akepyi, Awaziem Out
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has suggested that Victor Osimhen and Francis Uzoho may be handed a run-out this evening when the three-time African champions face Tunisia in the AFCON third place play-off.

Of the 23 players named on Nigeria's roster for the tournament in Egypt, only the aforementioned players have not featured and Rohr says he wants to give playing opportunities to all the players before their return to Nigeria.

''It will be a different match because we played already 21 of our 23 players and it would be interesting to see all the 23 players also,'' Rohr said at Tuesday's press conference.

''We would see if we can see all the 23 players. It would be good for the solidarity of the group but we want a result, we want to finish well after this little disappointment.

''It is perhaps better for the team to return to the country with a victory than a loss.''

Meanwhile, Trabzonspor new signing John Obi Mikel is the only fitness worry in the Super Eagles 23-man squad and it is all but confirmed that he will not be selected against Tunisia.

Porto defender Chidozie Awaziem is not eligible for today's game after receiving his second yellow card of the competition in the closing minutes vs Algeria which triggered an automatic one-game ban.

Daniel Akpeyi is not in the right frame of mind to continue in goal for the Super Eagles for reasons everyone is aware of and is set to be omitted from Rohr's starting XI.

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